Ms. Jackson:

Could you transmit this email to Eugene Jackson, M.D.? Thank you.

Gary Freedman

Eugene J. Mahon, M.D.
Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research

Dr. Mahon:

May I interest you to take at an unusual novel in verse that I wrote titled The Emerald Archive? The text shows some degree of psychoanalytic sophistication. The book is about a Jewish-Iranian emigre family living in Manhattan. The book is actually a theme and variations. It opens with a three-page prose “theme” that summarizes the plot of the entire book. The remaining 480 pages are a series of poems that function as a collection of variations on the theme. The story unfolds through the poems. The final page, in prose, ties together the themes of the book.

The major characters of my book include a high-earning dental surgeon and his depressive wife, a gay librarian, an accounting student, a stripper, a concert pianist and a Park Avenue psychoanalyst. There are numerous minor characters.

I was impressed by your paper about Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner that you published years ago.

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC
202 362 7064